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Connectives

Explanation texts usually use words called connectives that explain things in order, one after another.

Some of the connectives you might find are:

  • Firstly
  • Next
  • Then
  • After that
  • Meanwhile
  • Eventually
  • Later
  • Finally

Other connectives explain how things work or why things happen, such as:

  • Because
  • So
  • This means

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